Herman: Or, Young Knighthood, Volume 2

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Lee and Shepard, 1866 - Slavery
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Page 289 - ... to read good authors, or cause them to be read, till the attention be weary, or memory have its full fraught: then with useful and generous labours preserving the body's health and hardiness to render lightsome, clear, and not lumpish obedience to the mind, to the cause of religion, and our country's liberty...
Page 33 - WHO is the honest man ? He that doth still and strongly good pursue, To God, his neighbour, and himself most true ; Whom neither force nor fawning can Unpin or wrench from giving all their due. Whose honesty is not So loose or easy, that a ruffling wind Can blow away, or glittering look it blind ; Who rides his sure and even trot, While the world now rides by, now lags behind.
Page 33 - Nor seeks, nor shuns them, but doth calmly stay, Till he the thing and the example weigh : All being brought into a sum, What place or person calls for, he doth pay.
Page 385 - THE world goes up and the world goes down, And the sunshine follows the rain ; And yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown Can never come over again, Sweet wife ; No, never come over again. For woman is warm though man be cold, And the night will hallow the day ; Till the heart which at even was weary and old Can rise in the morning gay, Sweet wife ; To its work in the morning gay.
Page 123 - But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
Page 338 - The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.
Page 255 - Who, when he is to treat With sick folks, women, those whom passions sway, Allows for that, and keeps his constant way : Whom others' faults do not defeat ; But though men fail him, yet his part doth play. Whom nothing can procure, When the wide world runs bias, from his will To writhe his limbs, and share, not mend the ill. This is the Marksman, safe and sure, Who still is right, and prays to be so still.
Page 91 - These tasks certainly would not be considered excessively hard, by a Northern laborer; and, in point of fact, the more industrious and active hands finish them often by two o'clock. I saw one or two leaving the field soon after one o'clock, several about two; and between three and four, I met a dozen women and several men coming home to their cabins, having finished their day's work. Under this "Organization of Labor," most of the slaves work rapidly and well.
Page 27 - And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them ... in a moment of time. And the devil said: "All these things will I give thee ... all this power will I give thee, and the glory of them, if thou wilt fall down and worship me: for that it is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Page 329 - The clouds are broken in the sky, And thro' the mountain-walls A rolling organ-harmony Swells up, and shakes and falls. Then move the trees, the copses nod, Wings flutter, voices hover clear: "0 just and faithful knight of God! Ride on! the prize is near.

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